We experienced the same thing as the following person: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=4529), with this woman and I whole heartedly regret ever having met her. She told me her name was Jenny, and the more and more I think about the whole situation the dodgier it becomes for me.
I found her online on Tuesday 11th February 2014 and called her to inquire about a worsie puppy, to which she told me she only had 1 little boy of 8 weeks old left. Being as desperate and excited as I was to get a puppy and find a little brother for my current Basset Hound boy who was/is lonely, I jumped at the opportunity to fetch him the same evening.
He appeared to be healthy and she provided me with his vaccination certificate. We paid R600 for him and left (we didn't meet her at her house either, she told us to meet her at a place called "Yankees" as the address of 1 Olimpa Road, Brakpan, Boksburg, Johannesburg took us to the "wrong" house).
On Friday 14th February he started vomiting and wouldn't eat or drink anything so we took him to the vet where they alerted us that he had worms, a tummy infection and a fever. I messaged this horrid woman immediately to let her know that our pup was sick to which she merely replied with "I'm sorry".
On the Saturday 15th February he got worse, and at around midnight we had to rush him to the Bryanston Vet Hospital. He had contracted a virus called Parvovirus which eats away at the tummy lining in puppies if they haven't been vaccinated/vaccinated correctly. There's no cure or treatment for this except to put them on a drip to replenish lost nutrients and nourishment of some kind.
We left him at the hospital where they put him on a drip, and hoped for the best. At 4am on Sunday 16th February the vet phoned us to say that our little boy didn't make it :( When I tried to contact her on Monday 17th February she wouldn't answer my calls. Only when I tried from an unknown number did she answer, and was quite unapologetic as well!
I know we shouldn't support any back yard breeders and follow the correct practice and for that I do blame myself and am sorry about what happened, but in the same regard this woman is disgusting - particularly seeing more people with the same/similar experience to ours. I hope that she's found, caught and arrested for a very long time so she can't do this to any more of these precious animals.
|Crime Category:||Animal Cruelty|
|Crime Date/Time:||11 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM|
|Reported Date:||19 Feb 2014, 16:02 PM|